Get the scoop on Door County food and drink scene, including breweries, restaurants and taverns. From Brussels to Washington Island, we’ve got the latest on what the peninsula’s chefs, bartenders, and artisans are cooking up for you in Door County.

  • Scaturo’s: 25 Years of Dining in Sturgeon Bay

    If you’re familiar with the dining scene in Sturgeon Bay, chances are you’re familiar with Scaturo’s.  Robert and JoAnne Scaturo’s family-owned restaurant does it all: breakfast, lunch, dinner, bakery, catering, fresh take-home food, a traditional fish boil and even a seasonal food truck called Scat’s Got Your Tongue. This spring marked the start of the […]

  • Weekly Luncheon Club to Benefit Climate Change at Goose & Twigs

    Goose & Twigs, the new Sister Bay restaurant whose menu stresses local foods, sustainability and culinary imagination, is hosting a weekly luncheon club on Wednesdays, 11 am – 2 pm, November through February, to benefit the Climate Change Coalition of Door County. The luncheons will include food, coffee, fun and a brief conversation about climate […]

  • Who Was Harold ‘Coony’ Fish?

    The photo has become a local legend, but the man who took it sometimes wishes he never had.  It’s hard to miss Harold “Coony” Fish when you visit the Bayside Tavern in Fish Creek. His angry eyes keep watch on the tavern’s comings and goings every day, his face almost entirely covered by a thick, […]

  • Door County Gains a Certified Cicerone

    Door County local Sophie Nelson has become the county’s first certified cicerone through a certification course that involves extensive tests about beer knowledge, tasting and brewing and offers accolades similar to those available to wine sommeliers.   Passing this challenging course on the first attempt is an accomplishment achieved by only one out of every three […]

  • Ohana Hospitality: Rooted in Family, Food and Connection

    Gretchen (Gigi) Geurts and Robert (Robby) Van Egeren compose the chef team of Ohana Hospitality, a newly formed private-catering business that serves Door County. Though the business is new, they are no strangers to the world of cooking and hospitality, both bringing decades of experience to the endeavor. Their approach to food centers around the […]

  • Stephan Witchell of Lawlss on Creative Expression through Espresso

    Stephan Witchell – the owner of Sturgeon Bay’s newest coffee shop, Lawlss (with no “e,” but pronounced like “lawless”) – has been in the coffee business for more than 16 years, and as a result, his approach to crafting drinks and developing the Lawlss brand is artfully meticulous. His skills and industry knowledge have led him […]

  • Have Your CBD and Eat It, Too?

    These days, it seems like you can’t drive down a bustling street of shops and businesses without seeing at least one of them advertising cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD. In case you haven’t heard yet, CBD is a component of both hemp and marijuana plants that many people laud as having healing and calming properties. […]

  • The Art of Brunch at the Whistling Swan

    Brunch is more than a delayed breakfast; brunch is an experience that requires the right amount of leisure – with perhaps a touch of slap happy – that can occur only after an eventful Friday and Saturday. It’s the meal that marks the conclusion of a successful weekend and helps to smooth the path back […]

  • Door County Wine Fest Tickets On Sale Nov. 1st

    The fifth Door County Wine Festival will return to Sturgeon Bay’s Sunset Park on June 27, 2020. Those who participated in the 2019 event raved about the location and spacious layout, and more improvements are coming in 2020.  Enjoy live music all afternoon while you sample wines – and hear the stories behind the bottles – from […]

  • Kick Coffee’s Creative & Locally Sourced Cuisine

    The story began with great coffee, but it has grown to incorporate so much more at Kick Coffee in Sturgeon Bay. The cozy cafe opened in 2001, becoming the city’s first dedicated coffee shop. Two years before that, Colectivo Coffee got its start in Milwaukee, and Kick began sourcing from Colectivo to serve its roasted […]

  • One Barrel Launches 2.62 Marathon on Thanksgiving Weekend

    Have you always wanted to run a marathon – without running all those miles?  Now you can at the One Barrel 2.62 Marathon in Egg Harbor Nov. 30. The run, just a wee bit shorter than a real marathon of 26.2 miles, will take participants through the backroads of Egg Harbor before finishing at the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Schools Participated in the Great Apple Crunch

    The sixth annual Great Lakes regional Great Apple Crunch took place Oct. 10 across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. It was part of National School Lunch Week and National Farm-to-School Month, during which Sturgeon Bay schools offered locally grown apples, plums, cucumbers, pears, maple syrup, eggs and sometimes beef. In each school’s lunchroom […]

  • Go Bo! Foundation Cookie Sale Paying it Forward

    A Sister Bay family is carrying on the pay-it-forward spirit of Bo Johnson, a 12-year-old Sister Bay native who valiantly fought a rare and aggressive form of leukemia but lost his battle on September 28, 2012. Those who knew Bo admired his kind-heartedness and courageous personality, and his illness didn’t change those traits. While Bo […]

  • This Weekend in Door: Pumpkin Patch, Apple Fest & Lighthouse Festival

    Fall festivals are back and it’s a busy weekend in Door County! Outside of the big events, there’s still a lot on the calendar too, with live music, theater, art galleries, markets and outdoor spaces to explore. Pumpkin Patch Weekend in Egg Harbor One of the great weekends for family fun in Door County returns […]

  • Autumn’s Other Favorite Flavor: Apple

    Fall is often associated with those spicy, earthy notes of cinnamon and clove, and with things that are baked, breaded and soul-warming. Well, there are two sides to every leaf, and I’ll argue that the crisp tartness of apples and the resulting cider are also worth celebrating. This weekend – if you aren’t going full […]

  • Veteran Carl Releases Second Cookbook

    Carl dedicated his first cookbook to the nonprofit SALUTE, which helps veterans and their families, and now he’s created a second cookbook called Carl’s Cookbook II: Tasty Start and Sweet Finish. It offers more than 100 appetizer and dessert recipes, with some submitted by special guests, including Chicago Cubs announcer Pat Hughes; the “Barefoot Contessa,” […]

  • Learn the “History of Brewing” at DCHS’s Monthly Dinner

    Jerry Janiszewski will present “The History of Brewing in Wisconsin” as the Door County Historical Society’s monthly dinner program Oct. 21, 6 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church.  He’ll discuss how 19th-century European immigrants used their farming and brewing skills to build frontier farm breweries, how Wisconsin’s environment helped to make it a brewing […]

  • Cook Mexican Comfort Foods with Savory Spoon

    Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay is offering a class on authentic Mexican comfort foods and a culinary trip to Mexico! Gail Rueckl, who has traveled to Mexico to sharpen her skills, will lead the Oct. 11 cooking class. Its menu includes jicama, cucumber and carrot salad; cream of squash flower soup; stuffed zucchini; […]

  • Pumpkin Patch Festival: A Food Preview

    Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival is a favorite event for many reasons: a variety of great kids’ activities, a schedule of lively live music and an array of delicious food and drink offerings. This week in the Palate section, we hope to get you excited about a fun-filled Pumpkin Patch weekend with a foodie preview […]

  • Stage Road Inn’s Famously Good Pizza and Country Charm

    Growing up in a small Wisconsin town, I remember the go-to take-out option for my family, as well for many of our neighbors, was always pizza from the local pizza place. It was first called Paul Revere’s and then changed hands and became Romano’s. Either way, it was always the local hot spot after sports […]